Portland Area Flower Festivals

Dated: May 4 2016

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Portland is famous for The Rose Festival.  However, the rose isn’t the only flower to be celebrated.  The Willamette Valley growing conditions are favorable to a large variety of flowers. These are popular destinations for Mother’s Day!

IRIS FESTIVAL:  May 6 - May 31, 2016.  Dawn to dusk.  Rain or shine!

 Schreiners Iris Festival includes hundreds of acres of blooming iris fields.Colors include: whites, gold, blue, purple, and bronze.  These perennial flowers are very easy to grow in the Pacific Northwest.  They bloom every year.  Fresh blooms are available for purchase.  Rhizomes can be ordered for later delivery.  Click here for more information :www.schreinersgardens.com/bloom-season .

PEONY FESTIVAL: April 22 - June 15, 2016. 10 am - 4 pm.

 Several peony farms are open to the public during bloom season. Bloom season overlaps with the Iris season.  The locations are close enough to each other that it is possible to visit them all in a single day trip from Portland.

 Brooks Gardens features stunning peonies.  Lush bouquets are available for purchase as well as potted plants.  Rhizomes can be ordered for fall planting.  A map, to guide you to Brooks, OR,  is available at www.Brooksgardens.com.

  Adelman Gardens near Salem, Oregon opens its gardens on May 1, 2016 until June 15, 2016.  Twenty glorious acres of blooming peonies await!  There are several weekend events including a Volkswalk on May 14.  These 5k and 10k walks wind through nearby hosta and daylily nurseries and finish with a walk through the peony fields. Registration information and driving directions are available at http://peonyparadise.com .

LAVENDER: The Oregon Lavender Association Farm Tour:  July 9 & 10, 2016.

 The Oregon Lavender Association is a non profit group that encourages lavender  farming.  Lavender farms are scattered around the Willamette Valley and Hood River.  Each farm has it’s own schedule and activities.  Cutting lavender in an open field is a summer highlight.  You may also be able to learn how to make a lavender wreath or lavender lemonade.  Visit the website to find the farm closest to you. http://www.oregonlavenderdestinations.com/ .

DAHLIA FESTIVAL:  August 27-29 and September 3 - 5 2016.

The dahlia festival features indoor displays from 10 am - 6 pm.  Live music and entertainment are scheduled from Noon - 4 pm.  Food and drinks are available to purchase.  The fields are open for view from August 1 - September 7, 2016 from 8am to 6 pm.  Flowers are available for purchase. For more information please visit: http://www.dahlias.com/annualdahliafestival.aspx .

Residents of Portland are lucky to have so many different farms within driving distance.  Make plans to enjoy the beauty of Oregon farms!

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Shawn Skinner

Your Portland Metro Broker with over 15 years experience Shawn remains continuously updated on market trends, financing and legal reforms, so he can help you make informed decisions. The real estat....

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